Meet Robyn Palms, LPC-S | #WomenConqueringMotherhood

Meet Robyn Palms, LPC-S | #WomenConqueringMotherhood

Robyn, you are a mother 365 days a year and one day is not enough to give your true recognition. Although one post could not tell your full story, we are glad to be able to highlight a few of your Great Efforts Mom!

What’s a quote that describes Motherhood to you? 

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” – Linda Wooten

Robyn, your Humble Takeover is your story. How has Motherhood impacted your life and your story? 

Motherhood has taught me things that I never even thought I needed to know. It puts things into perspective and at the end of the day, nothing else matters but the safety and well-being of your child. I’ll never forget the day that Riley was born, my husband makes fun of me to this day, he said that I acted like I didn’t want to leave the hospital. I didn’t! I was never one of those girls who was around children all the time, or played with dolls, or babysat as a teen/young adult. I didn’t know the first thing about taking care of a newborn. We were in a place with professionals who knew what they were doing. Why would I want to leave that?! I laugh about it now, because it truly is something innate that just kicks in and you do what you have to do.

What lessons have you learned from being a Mother? 

I’ve learned to give myself grace. The goal is not to be a perfect mom, but to be the best mom you can be for your children. You can think you’re doing lousy, and your child looks you in your eyes with such love, or gives you the biggest kiss, or as Riley likes to say “mom you’re the best mom ever”. At that point, that’s all you need to keep going.

What advice would you offer other mothers who are writing their own stories while balancing motherhood?

I love that you use the word balance. Balance is relative, it can look at so many different things, at different times of your life. Right now I’m currently balancing being a wife, motherhood, working from home, facilitating learning from home (because I don’t think we can call this homeschool), being in grad school, and doing private practice. There are days when things fall through cracks, and that has to be ok. All you can do is notice the deficit, adjust and keep going. If you get down on yourself, you can’t be the person you need to be for yourself or the others who are depending on you. Let things go, press on and know what we’re dealing with right now is not normal! Be present for your loved ones. When all this is over, that is what they will remember. And remember motherhood is the toughest hood you’ll ever go through, enjoy the journey.

Who are other mothers writing their story and #ConqueringMotherhood? 

Christina Leslie, @cleslie20

Yovonda Hill, @yovondat

Armisha Washington, @simplymisha

Teri Conner, @blacknbeautiful_ntb

Yulonda Bourgeois, @mrsbourgeois1

Experience Her Story: 

Instagram: @rpeezybeezy39

Robyn, thank you for your support of the Humble Takeover Brand and also your participation in our Mother’s Day Campaign. Continue to be the light for Riley, your family and the world. #conquertheworldmom 

Welcome to the Humble Takeover Family!

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